Health Care

Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity

Study in mice explains opposing effects of hormone on weight gain
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
UI helping Ottumwans become healthier and more active.

UI helping Ottumwans become healthier

RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones exercising in Ottumwa
RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones getting exercise in Ottumwa. Ottumwans are becoming healthier and more active thanks to a community initiative launched last year by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (PRC).

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Study pinpoints muscle-wasting protein-protein interaction
Although muscle atrophy is very common, the molecular pathways that cause it, and that might be targeted to create therapies, are complicated and not well understood. A new University of Iowa study has identified a muscle enzyme not previously linked to muscle wasting as a key player in the process.

UI sees increase in federal support of research, scholarship in fiscal year 2016

Federal support of University of Iowa research and scholarship increased 4 percent in fiscal year 2016, with substantial gains from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Federal research funding increased $8.5 million over FY15, from $231.9 million to $240.4 million.
A new alternative to filling cavities

The New York Times Cavity-fighting liquid lets kids avoid dentists' drill

Arwa Owais, associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry, talks about a liquid called silver diamine fluoride (SDF), which is an alternative to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. SDF can be brushed on cavities to stop decay painlessly.

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Mastering health administration

UI Master of Health Administration program works with alumni to prepare health care leaders
The Master of Health Administration degree offered through the Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health has maintained a 100 percent job placement rating within the first three months after graduation, thanks in large part to an impressive alumni network.

LiveWELL Learn how to manage stress, overcome life's challenges

The Building Resiliency @ Iowa program promotes stress management tactics to help you bounce back quickly from life’s challenges, and teaches participants about the science of happiness and positive psychology with informative video clips from current researchers. Workshops begin July 12; register by July 8.